Good Riddance

Monday, December 11, 2006
In a move that would make Kafka proud outgoing UN General Secretary Kofi Annan plans on attacking George Bush and his policies today when he makes his farewell speech:

In a farewell speech on U.S. soil today, retiring United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to deliver a tough critique of President Bush's policies. He will accuse the administration of trying to secure the United States from terrorism in part by dominating other nations through force, committing what he termed human rights abuses and taking military action without broad international support.

Though Annan has long been a critic of the war in Iraq and other Bush foreign policies, the planned speech is among his toughest and is unusual for a U.N. secretary-general concluding his tenure.

Annan's remarks, provided to USA TODAY by his office, list principles for international relations, among them "respect for human rights and the rule of law."

These ideas can be advanced only "if America remains true to its principles, including in the struggle against terrorism," the speech says. "When it appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused."


Confused? Me too, maybe he needs to go read Resolution 1441 . I wonder what Kofi thinks serious consequences are? It is not as if he or anyone else at the United Nations have had to face serious consequences for helping to pull off the largest scam in history, so I guess they don't feel that serious consequences apply to thieves and murderers and dictators.

Let me see......... this guy looked the other way during the massacre in Rwanda. He ignored the Food for Oil scandal. He was unaware of the fact that UN peacekeepers were raping women and children. He has done nothing about the ongoing crisis in Darfur. He has overlooked the systematic human rights abuses of dictators all over the world. He was Secretary General during the whole debacle over Saddam's weapons and yet he is going to stand on American soil and call Bush a bully?

What a joke.

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12 comments:

Fresh Air said...

If you could hang for incompetence, Kofi would be swinging from a lamp post. But he should hang for everything else, even if that isn't possible. He's truly one of the most horrible world figures I can name, right up there with Carter and Arafat.

Skookumchuk said...

terrye:

He has overlooked the systematic human rights abuses of dictators all over the world.

That is because the only abuses ever worth mentioning are American ones. Nobody who matters cares about the others - not the UN, the Europeans, the academics, the international press, or the audiences for his speeches.

Minor Ripper said...

Great post, thanks. Don't know if you've seen these two short videos from Iraq yet or not, but both show the US Military engaging in some very dubious actions. I have them up on my site at www.minor-ripper.blogspot.com ..You have to wonder what these soldiers were thinking when videotaping this stuff...

David Thomson said...

"That is because the only abuses ever worth mentioning are American ones."

Don't forget Israel. Kofi despises any country that conflicts with world “elite opinion.”

Skookumchuk said...

terrye:

And nobody in the rest of the world cares about graft and corruption either. Every day, people are bribing traffic cops and judges in Mexico and Nigeria and Russia and everywhere else throughout the "developing" world. So what else is new?

terrye said...

skook:

My brother in law lived in Mexcio for years and his wife gave birth to one of their children there. It took her awhile to understand that she was just expected to pay a bribe to a cop. Sort of like tribute.

terrye said...

I hate people who stereotype the US military. I really do.

I have seen pictures of Americans doing all kinds of things for Iraqi civilians and it is amazing how little press it gets. And how little credit they goet from the same people who pounce on anything that might be negative. They are not perfect but they are a damn sight better than most of the people who give them hell.

And I have a relative serving over there, he is a good person...so be careful what you say.

terrye said...

That last post was directed against ripper.

Knucklehead said...

Kofi Anan, the man who made the UN even worse than it was when he took office. His term was a tour de force ; now we know that there is no bottom to that cesspool, no limit to how corrupt it can be.

JB said...

the ripper: propagandizing for the enemy is no less dubious, methinks.

Skookumchuk said...

The unwillingness to see is so telling. I remember reading Jane Goodall saying that Kofi Annan was one of the greatest people on the planet. And of course the Beltway and Manhattan idolization of him as a way to snub GWB. Parenthetically, one of the "benefits" to business in a European socialist nation is that you can bribe your way from here to eternity throughout the developing world and nobody cares. Nobody. You aren't American, are you?

ex-democrat said...

the ripper - what on earth makes you think intelligent people would want to hear disingenuous smart-alec off-topic crap from the likes of you?